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whenever you see the president talk about exceptionalism. what he's trying to say is there are rules of civil behavior. in the party. we give xander juliana's sounds talks exclusively to you about us exceptionalism and his vision for the future of the freedom of information. one hundred twenty million europeans live in or in the brink of poverty the red cross raises that alarm suggesting austerity policies are pushing the e.u. into deep decline. to name all the victims of u.s. drone strikes in pakistan. to bring return the people she managed to return the threat that people don't need statistics. which talks the answer is from the viewer
of investigative journalism and we're looking beyond just the casualty figures caused by what the you ask calls for a signal strikes. me as a rush on the wrong the wall this is the with me thanks for joining us american exceptionalism is merely an excuse washington uses to regular lord home and abroad bad soldiering on our sons has told our cheese go enjoy in the exclusive interview that we can expound also sketched out his vision on the huge freedom of information and praise russia for giving asylum to n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden. here at the embassy of ecuador in london he affirmed that the exceptionalism that barack obama president of united states is defending
is merely an excuse to be involved a law something used by nations such as the united states with power to subordinate others assigned also alerted to the necessity of developing sovereign technology and sovereignty in general in order to defend nations against the mass surveillance and espionage programs of the united states that violate human rights and certain rights under international law that whenever you see the president talk about exceptionalism. what he's trying to say is there are rules of civil behavior. doesn't apply to him. whether that's in another country or whether that's abuse of lords. in relation to. misuse of the espionage act against alleged journalistic sources. and journalists. that's something you're saying it's very
important that people understand that this is not just for people more say it's a radical change. sorry for obama. more people on the espionage or more journalistic sources on the espionage act than all previous presidents combined going back to nine hundred seventy in fact he's prosecuted them but this is a deliberate conscious decision by the white house to create a chilling effect using the espionage act as opposed to some other mechanism he also thanks to the russian government for giving asylum to edward snowden the whistleblower and former n.s.a. contractor anything the countries of ecuador venezuela bolivia for offering asylum to snowden and also giving support and asylum to a sauna. selves saying that there are the few nations amongst the few nations that had the courage to stand up to u.s. power and aggression in terms of those nations that stepped forward it was what
america and russia and not all of latin america either but then that's where they believe you and they could all show your keen interest that full interview will be available for you online so i had to comment eleven says he j o t to him or was he cheered us to say. meanwhile the whistleblower he's heavily in the spotlight right now edward snowden has been honored for his revelations about global u.s. surveillance he received these some adam surprise for integrity in intelligence it's given out annually by a former u.s. government officials for whistleblowers and actually it's one hundred snowden they award stopped by our studio and told us he's karen o. and how the n.s.a. leaker is doing. is convinced people that he did was rate he has no regrets and he's willing to face whatever the future holds for him it's
a dangerous time for whistleblowers in the united states but the fact the snowden effect has been the opposite we have more and more whistleblowers coming to the government accountability project that we have had before so i think if the u.s. is trying to clamp down and send the message by making an example courage is contagious. so what's it like to go against a major government organizations to expose exactly if they are opting well this group or whistleblowers told us all about their experiences and that full conversation is available for you on our feet at home. should at snowden be considered a hero for revealing how u.s. surveillance programs operate one of the most prominent figures in the technology world thinks so he is worlds apart said down with apple co-founder steve wozniak who explained his views on the n.s.a. leaker and his revelations. i believe you hero of i believe he's coming directly
from his heart that he feels goodness that he wants to be truthful to the american people that he believes in him loves his country america so strong with and that's all true and that he took a very drastic step and made a sacrifice and i wish that i looked real nice or anything in my life that i could do is make the sacrifice i. i would do it i don't have knowledge information to expose you know on our. government bad activities that they do secretly because nobody would really think it's the right thing so i'm i'm very. i'm very glad that he exists among the scenes a hero and i wish that somebody five in the same situation i hope that i have the courage to do the same thing. a hundred and twenty million europeans are now living in or on the brink of poverty
twenty six million have no job or red cross study concludes the problems triggered by the time playing on the debt crisis will be felt for decades it says the poor are getting poorer while soaring unemployment is healing extremism and chris clark from the knotting and business school in the u.k. says governments don't realize the scale of the looming disaster. i think. at the moment what you're seeing is european financial leaders the commission the governments all telling us how they've solved the problems when they haven't actually done anything at all in the last couple of years to sort out any of their problems and you know i do agree with the red cross that they are facing a catastrophe in europe and i think back to ask if it will happen soon so what you're seeing is an economic crisis brought about by that ludicrous policy of trying to tie everything together me europe was functioning quite well until the single currency came along. so you know when you get masses of young people
unemployed and when you get people in various countries feeling like they are continuously paying out to support other people in other countries. you know the problem the problem is quite clearly. going to cause xenophobia. the mas debt stricken european countries like portugal are pressing on with a stare it's a struggle to please international lenders they say the prospects of a cover a are improving but that doesn't make people's everyday lives any easier as i say stuff that found out. since portugal signed a seventy eight billion euro bailout deal back in two thousand and eleven some have referred to it as the poster child of us thirty but with high unemployment and a surge in emigration we've come to take a look at the state of portugal's economy two years on like most mothers raquel wants the best possible future for her nine month old son but born in the midst of
a deep recession this family hasn't had the easiest start when we decided we wanted to have a child who had no idea things would get this unstable then everything just broke down and we had to just make a decision it was going to become one of those record the new children of europe when she takes him to join her husband george he's currently working as a nurse in the u.k. despite unemployment falling slightly to just under seventeen percent is still the fifth highest in the eurozone meaning record held george and what's not the only long distance family dance in portugal hard to come by emigration has soared and it's estimated that more than one hundred thousand people each year and leaving the country. it's not bad news the portugal showing some glimmers of recovery a beast in exports has been complemented by strong tourism but the cost of the
a stereotype has been high many workers are seeing tax rises equivalent to a month's wages and the age of retirement has gone up economist for rare is still calling for portugal to leave the eurozone and he has a word of warning is too close to. too difficult to do so he says. and there's another big question on everybody's lips as portugal got another. reason for me. to reschedule for. the. difficult situation is we have three years ago but. the fight of his program where we. go into markets probably.
has to be that nobody can say exactly what. all eyes will be on portugal what its current program with the troika comes to an end in june next year but off to two years of unprecedented will start see many portuguese still see little hope of a price to. surface. portugal. and of course more stories ahead for you including saying no to. an international rally against the notorious food giant monsanto is expected to gather crowds in over fifty countries across the globe. in person make human face on the drone war in pakistan would take a look at how one british angio has launched a project to list the names of those killed by an unmanned u.s. aerial strikes the story just ahead.
of leg length. of a. i. this is artie coming to live from moscow let's move on now melissa syria will reportedly trained to use chemical weapons in afghanistan russia's foreign minister has revealed let's get more now from this kind of he's joining us now live hi there you go or so tell us more about what sergei lavrov had to say well according to the foreign minister not only afghanistan but iraq as well maybe used to work out the use of chemical weapons so you know i would have said that they have information that terrorist or taught how to use chemical weapons in afghanistan in tory's not controlled by the government
while also they have information that the front one of the most radical syrian rebel groups is going to deliver chemical weapons to iraq along with specialist for possible attacks of their so they're saying that terrorists are taught to basically in afghanistan while we practice or are planning to practice in iraq and all of this is organized by third countries according to the foreign minister which third countries exactly he didn't specify just to remind you soon of dorry's have signed up for the international convention on chemical weapons which basically bans their use aiming to bring international control over their chemical arms arsenal. all right artie zero percent of live from moscow thank you very much indeed. and a new report human rights watch has claimed rebels in seward killed at least one hundred and ninety two civilians in early august and says over two hundred hostages were
seized in the military offensive on pro assad alawite religion is the study used on side investigations and interviews with those who survived are sold they were poor surveilled the quarter native nature of their soul such as it was permeated and organized based on the scale of the offensive the authors say the crimes were systematic and part of a criminal policy human rights watch is calling on all states to ensure what it calls crimes against humanity punished. now protests across the globe are preparing to run against genetically modified food giant monsanto hundreds of cities another fifty countries are expected to take part in front of days' march the previous international protest last leg of that around two million people took as the marchers are calling for a permanent boycott of genetically modified foods and harmful chemicals santo is also blamed for polluting the environment and trying to improve its reputation by
falsifying sakes who are poles but the company insists it's playing a key role in feeding the wells a rapidly growing population jeffrey smith has written extensively about the dangers of g.m. foods thanks to. when you look at the an audible feeding studies of genetically engineered foods the american academy of environmental medicine they said there's gastrointestinal problems immune system problems think celebrated aging organ damage reproductive disorders there's massive infant mortality multiple massive tumors early death there are so many things that are all going wrong with the animals that are being fed and now we're seeing those things rising in the u.s. population seems to have always were introduced the current generation of jimbo's has nothing to offer feeding the hungry world or about acute poverty so this is just been a public relations fear and respect two hundred fifty billion dollars over five
years trying to convince americans that they needed to accept because it would feed the world i ask farmers all the time what do you think about santa even those farmers that use monsanto seeds often hate monsanto or fear might see it do. so that's why monsanto has been continuously voted as the most evil company on the planet year after year with stiff competition. and of course we're closely following the crowds taking to the streets to protest against such as a new opinion and analysis on ash and online. one is global business risk global doesn't interest vs millions of dollars it begins in products versus global culture. monsanto look at the world's an r g r g dot com and now look at what our website dot com has
for you today and this one has a lot of people clicking on that intelligence reaction brazil is this time into acts against n.s.a. snooping planning to host a summit about calls border spying and the laws of the internet that story and obama ground on why brazil is so upset is all online for you. on the walking dead and ohio man tries to prove he's alive and well two decades of he was thought to have passed away but a court refused to declare him is alive and despite him being at the hearing this story is subject to one of our many cartoons go and see the whole collection at l.t. dot com. right see. first street. and i think that you're. on our reporter's.
the u.s. is reluctant to admit how many civilians have died in the cia led drone war in pakistan but one u.k. nonprofit group is digging for the truth the mirror of investigative journalism is seeking to name all the victims of us trying so in the region and i hoped it could put a human face on what's happening point boyko has this report. i want to make sure that people understand actually drones have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties that for the most part they have been very precise precision strikes against al qaeda and their affiliates for the most part being the operative phrase one organization is taking american statements like these with a pinch of salt and looking at just how precise the so-called precision strikes are
according to estimates u.s. drone strikes have killed over two and a half thousand people in pakistan's remote tribal region since two thousand and four but london's bureau of investigative journalism is going beyond those casualty figures and trying to name every single person killed by the cia's use of drones in waziristan we've been recording the strikes and recording the number of people killed and now we want to move on to a new phase of the project to start recording the names of the bad this is to help bring transparency to the public debate about the use of drones in pakistan but also more generally to bring return the people see manatees to return the fight with their people not merely statistics already the project has the names of two hundred ninety five innocent victims among them ninety five children is a fundamental problem with the whole strategy of of using drugs almost
inevitably this kind of remote controlled killing is going to increase the number of civilian casualties it has a tendency to towards indiscriminate assassinations. there's a kind of there's a kind of a gulf between you and your potential targets which i think inevitably leads towards a kind of trigger happy approach to killing in pakistan drones are deeply unpopular the country's u.n. envoy recently even used calls for the strikes to end the continuing to violate pakistan's sovereignty international law and human rights he read about the accounts of what the experience of drone a times russian lawyer for local people in brazil was there in afghanistan or elsewhere you have these and the schools just in the air over communities for twelve eighteen hours which creates a feeling of being in imminent strife a price you know most of our attention and fear families have to leave the area the
cia which runs the drone program has been accused of shielding it from being accountable to the american people as a civilian organization carrying a war across the border into the country essentially into a country as far as we're aware the united states government is the only country has used drugs outside of a declared war and we believe that we should bring transparency to those actions so that the public face of america so the merits of humanizing the innocent dead could be the first step towards opening up that debate remembering that civilian victims on names not numbers. artsy. and now some global news making headlines this sounds. nobel committee has decided that the nobel peace prize for to solve them. used to be awarded to the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons i would go with a scieno bell has given its top award to the international watchdog overseeing
chemical weapons the group received the prize for its extensive efforts to eliminate toxic arms with its experts currently in water and sewer it's a hunt and destroy stockpiles that designing sea where was proposed by russia and agreed with the u.s. and is seen as a diplomatic breakthrough in resolving the conflict. oh oh oh. well what is alleged by identifying senator nancy pelosi had this tree to washington to show their anger over the government turned down they demanded this and it was all of the crisis by allowing a vote on the resolution to reopen the government shutdown is now in its eleventh day with less than a week left until a possible default with congress and able to agree about it. aids patients and to hospital workers died in a hospital fire in a southern province of japan the blaze broke out on the ground floor before
spreading patients were exposed to smoke inhalation because fire doors that would have stemmed the flow had been left open the exact cause is still being investigated. and the brandenburg gate in berlin my words from different african countries are staging a hunger strike the refugees have been camping there for almost a year now after traveling from a government facility near munich to protest over the rules on claiming asylum under current regulations immigrants must live in areas designated by the federal government and off a bit and from work. israelis serving in the army are facing some of their biggest battles on home soil ultra-orthodox jews and listed in the army are coming under attack from their own communities where most believe it's a sin to point to reports. it's the basic mission of
a soldier to fight for his or her country but for the few hundred ultra-orthodox israeli soldiers the fight is on two fronts they're also coming under fire from within their own hasidic community it's for serving in the israeli defense forces in the hardcore religious neighborhoods the graffiti warns would be just soldiers that if you made it here in the wrong place it was even a flyer distributed saying that to kill an ultra-orthodox soldier is a blessing the soldier once his face blue because he fears reprisals myself experience in. those communities where. twenty you can see them were surrounding reno shelter and. preparing grease for you and your friends in the toilets or. the harassment is gaining momentum is now even a phone hotline that's been set up so people can snitch on those they know are serving or we've seen in uniform it's gotten so bad that ultra-orthodox soldiers say they now ship the uniforms before coming home in these religious neighborhoods
there's room for only one type of uniform the traditional black and white god worn by hard line observers those of us from the wife who was writing this call in uniform in jerusalem and they stopped us called so their pizza. and then run away the problem is that most ultra orthodox jews believe the army is an unholy place maybe also refuse to recognize israel as they say it cannot be a jewish state until the messiah comes and so fighting for the one via the other oversteps the boundaries of what's acceptable so basically of her only community is a conflict between how to relate to. to the country and to secular people in the country. and they see those soldiers who are going to later integrating into israel thirty myself in that report. and pulsing into their way of
living for sixty five years the ultra-orthodox who make up about eight percent of israel's eight million citizens have largely been now to skip compulsory military service to pursue their religious studies but the government's now decided enough is enough and the cabinet has approved a plan to gradually end automatic draft exemptions such limited leaders are warning if the law passes it will be a tick aeration of war because. the issue is very simple the state is trying to turn the ultra-orthodox into becoming more secular they say it openly they want to be incorporated into israeli society and remove us from what they call our ghettos we see that as a war on our way of life on our religion we feel persecuted for the small number who do serve in the army they've been branded as collaborators and sellouts but the assaults don't bother david he's encouraging other ultra religious soldiers to follow in his footsteps after already serving a year and
a half in combat he's about to be enlisted to become a commander feel every every just. in his role you know because it's. but will they be army will keep israel's trees together or tear them apart that is a battle that has yet to be fought for you see our team of jerusalem. next is abby nelson was breaking a sweat. you know it's getting old trying to beat the war drums to invade iran i think the let's invade iran talk has been going on since i was in college to keep the saber rattling rolling israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu declared in front of the un that iran is building nuclear weapons that could hit new york in three to four years no he said new york obviously he was trying to spook a certain country with nuclear destruction the delegates from namibia were probably
unmoved sadly this time netanyahu failed to bring a funny cartoon bomb picture with him like in his two thousand and twelve un speech in which he also warned the world about the threat of a nuclear iran you know i might be more optimistic about israel accusing other countries of being nuclear threats if they had a better track record themselves although israel is a bit candid with their arsenal according to a b.b.c. article the federation of american scientists believes that israel's arsenal has grown to about two hundred nukes based on their surveillance of ever expanding facilities inside the country also let's not forget that israel has plenty of ways to deliver those two hundred nuclear bombs if the need be so my question is why should we automatically trust israel with a lot of nuclear weapons but not iran is it because they're bureaucrats where european suits and shave i don't know it just seems to me that disarmed countries are better advocates for nuclear disarmament but that's just my opinion.